It’s been almost two years since the release of the last main series Assassin’s Creed title and while the recent live-action movie may have come as a disappointment to many, most are certainly more than ready to re-enter the Animus one more time. At this point, it’s hard to be surprised about Ubisoft’s big announcement coming, thanks to numerous leaks that showed off the new title and cover art, but the Assassin’s Creed: Origins reveal is finally here.
Dropping far earlier than expected at the Xbox press conference, Assassin’s Creed: Origins took the crowd by storm, unveiling an impressive cinematic trailer which showed off the game’s Egypt setting. The game’s protagonist was revealed to be Bayek, a protector of his community who wields a bow, alongside a sword and shield.
The trailer was quickly followed by dynamic gameplay footage which showed off Bayek’s many talents, several of which were new additions to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The Egyptian protagonist looks to be an impressive assassin in his own right, and will form the foundation of the brotherhood in Origins.
Ubisoft’s secretive Assassin’s Creed project was one of our most anticipated games of E3, and it looks like the extra year of development might have paid off for the developer, after many had started to lose interest in the long-running series. It’ll be interesting to see how this new title is received, and whether taking a short break was the right call for the franchise.
The name Assassin’s Creed: Origins has been leaked several times in prior months, most notably in the form of a leaked copy of Game Informer which showed off the game’s Egypt setting and the tagline “As an empire falls, a brotherhood rises.” Now that the game has officially been announced, we can confirm that Origins will indeed follow the first assassins in their assembly of the long-standing guild.
Something else that many were hoping to see at E3 this year was the first footage for the Assassin’s Creed TV show that was recently confirmed by Ubisoft to be in development. The team behind the show are allegedly taking their time with the project, but we’re eager to see if it looks to be more watchable than the Michael Fassbender movie.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is slated for an October 27th release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.